Perk wild wastelandThe following is based on the Wild Wasteland trait and has not been confirmed by canon sources.

The suave gambler hat is a unique piece of headwear in Fallout: New Vegas.


It does not provide any Damage Threshold, but provides a bonus of 1 to Perception and can be repaired with pre-War hats. The female version is a "pillbox" hat with large black feathers in front; the male version resembles the pre-War hat, but of a different style intended to resemble Indiana Jones' signature Fedora.

The suave gambler hat can be repaired with pre-War hats, and as of the patch, it can be repaired with all cowboy hats and Ranger hats.


Found in the Indiana Jones Wild Wasteland encounter. The hat lies in a refrigerator (left to the road when walking from Goodsprings) that is located southwest of the Goodsprings cave. Follow the road from Goodsprings southeast towards Jean Sky Diving.


  • The Courier can obtain this hat without permanently having the Wild Wasteland trait by selecting Wild Wasteland when you first build the Courier, then grabbing the hat, and then leaving the town boundary, where you can rebuild the Courier and take off the trait.
  • Non-English versions of the game translate the hat's name poorly: Spielerhut 2 in German, Sombrero de jugador 2 in Spanish, Chapeau de joueur 2 in French, and Cappello giocatore d'azzardo 2 in Italian. Each translates roughly to "Gambler Hat 2."
  • The Suave gambler hat is identical in appearance to the Fancy gambler hat.

Behind the scenesEdit

The hat and its related Wild Wasteland event are a reference to an infamous scene in the 2008 film, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, in which the titular character survives a nuclear blast by locking himself inside of a lead refrigerator.


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